FSMA Produce Safety

FSMA Produce Safety Rule Good Agricultural Practices & Good Handling Practices Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) are voluntary audits that verify that fruits and vegetables are produced, packed, handled, and stored as safely as possible to minimize risks of microbial food safety hazards. GAP & GHP audits verify adherence to the…

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USDA Animal Harvest Facility

In September of 2016 Tolani Lake Enterprises (TLE) was awarded $99,999 to examine the feasibility of a USDA certified harvest (sheep and cattle processing) facility and feed lot. As a part of developing Navajo Nation food sovereignty and economic development it was decided by Navajo livestock producer that a animal harvest facility would be a…

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Small Market Farm Train-the Trainer Program

  Small Market Farm Train-the Trainer Program Facilitated using Diné cultural knowledge January 9 through May 31, 2018 Six Positions Open for 2018 Tolani Lake Enterprises is now accepting applications from experienced growers who are passionate about growing good food and teaching others how to grow. This program blends Diné cultural knowledge delivered by elders…

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Native Seed Search Report

Native Seed Search Report Tolani Lake Enterprises strives to educate it’s staff at every opportunity. With this in mind TLE sent the author to “Native Seed Search” Conservation Farm in Patagonia, AZ to attend one of NSS’s many informative seed saving workshops. Native Seed Search is one of our many collaborative partners that TLE has…

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Diné Small Farm and Ranch Development

This project is a pilot of the Diné Small Farm and Ranch Development Partnership. A larger multi-partner initiative focused on creating and replicating model farms and ranches where cultural teachings are integrated into agricultural training and technical assistance for subsistence and market producers across Navajo Nation. JOB APPLICATION download Our project goal is to work with the…

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Sheep Workshop #2 Agenda

DAY 1 The Art of Butchering Navajo Style & Butchering for Commercial Market Rancher, Farmer, Trained Chef Carlos Deal will provide an overview of the differences in butchering techniques and the regulations and considerations for a USDA approved animal harvest facility. Facilitated discussion on key values of how lamb and mutton should be rendered Price points…

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Grow Our Own

TLE’s Grow Our Own Program guides our work and empowers us to build local capacity for Navajo People to do for ourselves as we once did. Growing our own food again in area gardens and farms which will allow us to reclaim our health, sovereignty, and strengthen our culture. TLE recognizes that Navajo people believe…

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